Manchester United are in desperate need of a striker before the transfer window closes – with several names in their sights.
The Red Devils have endured an awful start to the Erik ten Hag era at Old Trafford, losing 2-1 at home to Brighton on the opening weekend and following that up with a shocking 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Brentford on Saturday.
New boss Ten Hag is keen to revive his stuttering attack, with the future of Cristiano Ronaldo still up in the air.
The 37-year-old has previously made it clear he wants to leave the Red Devils for Champions League football, with suggestions the club could even terminate his current contract.
Marcus Rashford has also been linked with a move away from the club as he enters the final 12 months of his deal, with Paris Saint-Germain keen.
According to The Athletic, the club are eyeing a shock swoop for 35-year-old Jamie Vardy.
Brendan Rodgers has made it clear he wants to keep hold of his experienced striker, who is in the final 12 months of his contract – with talks ongoing over a new deal.
Vardy has netted 133 Premier League goals throughout his career, including 15 last term despite his injury-hit campaign.
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Should United they fall in their attempts to lure him to Old Trafford, the club could turn their attentions to other options.
According to The Sun, United are set to battle Chelsea for former Arsenal and current Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Aubameyang doesn’t appear to be in any hurry to leave, though, while Barca would likely command a big fee for the 33-year-old with the Spanish giants desperate to recoup funds.
Former Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata, who netted 16 Premier League goals in 47 games during his time in England, has emerged as another alternative.
Atletico Madrid are keen to get his Â£200,000-a-week salary off their wage bill, and United have been told the player is available to sign for around Â£29.6m (â¬35m) this summer, reports The Atheltic.
Whilst a striker is high on the club’s shopping list in the closing weeks of the window, midfield recruits are also being eyed.
Frenkie de Jong has, of course, been a target over the majority of the summer, whilst Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot is in negotiations over a switch to Old Trafford.